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  • Armed robbers in Mexico steal $2.5 million in gold coins
    Police officers are seen during a security operation after armed robbers stole gold coins worth more than $2 million, outside Casa de Moneda in Mexico City, Mexico on August 6. (REUTERS Photo)   MEXICO CITY, August 7 (Reuters): Armed robbers broke into a Mexican government coin manufacturer on Tuesday and filled a backpack with more than $2 million worth of gold coins from a vault that had been left open, security officials said.   The daylight robbery was the lat
  • NATO needs to address China's rise, says Stoltenberg
    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a news conference after a NATO Defence Ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium on June 27, 2019. (REUTERS File photo)     SYDNEY, August 7 (Reuters): NATO needs to understand the implications of China's rise as Beijing expands its power around the world, including areas that may challenge members of the North Atlantic security body, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday.   China's increasi
  • North Korea's Kim says missile launches are warning to U.S., South Korea over drill - KCNA
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits a submarine factory in an undisclosed location, North Korea, in this undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 23, 2019. (REUTERS File Photo)     SEOUL, August 7 (Reuters): North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country's latest launch of tactical guided missiles was a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint military drills that began this week, state media KCNA reported
  • Biden says Trump's `toxic tongue' linked to U.S. mass shootings
     Democratic 2020 presidential candidate and former U.S Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the UnidosUS Annual Conference, in San Diego, California, US on August 5, 2019. (REUTERS Photo)   LOS ANGELES, August 7 (Reuters): Democratic presidential front-runner and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden accused President Donald Trump of fuelling the white supremacy that's blamed for several mass shootings in the United States, according to a speech Biden was due to deliv
  • Turkey says U.S. getting closer to its views on north Syria safe zone
    Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar arrives at NATO headquarters ahead of a Defence Ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium on June 26, 2019. (REUTERS File Photo)         ISTANBUL, August 7 (Reuters): Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said the United States is shifting closer to Ankara's views on a proposed safe zone in northeast Syria, and that its plans for a military deployment there are complete.   Turkey and the United States, allie
  • Britain faces food shortages in no-deal Brexit scenario, industry body says
     Products are displayed at Tesco's new discount supermarket Jack's, in Chatteris, Britain on September 19, 2018. (REUTERS File photo)     LONDON, August 7 (Reuters): Britain will experience shortages of some fresh foods for weeks or even months if a disorderly no-deal Brexit leaves perishable produce rotting in lorries at ports, Britain's food and drink lobby warned on Wednesday.   Retailers such as Tesco have warned that leaving the European Uni
  • Resume peace talks, Ukraine's Zelenskiy urges Putin after four soldiers killed
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy holds a news conference after meeting European Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels, Belgium on June 5, 2019. (REUTERS File Photo)     KIEV/MOSCOW, August 7 (Reuters): Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday pressed Russian leader Vladimir Putin for a resumption of peace talks after four Ukrainian soldiers were killed by shelling in the eastern Donbass border region.   Conflict between Ukr
  • Trump says talks with South Korea under way over defense costs
    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the shootings in El Paso and Dayton in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, US on August 5, 2019. (REUTERS Photo)     WASHINGTON, August 7 (Reuters): President Donald Trump said on Wednesday discussions have begun with South Korea, aimed at getting the country to pay more for the cost of maintaining U.S. troops in the region to guard against any threat from North Korea.   "Talks have begun
  • Indonesia's capital curbs private cars in bid to cut choking pollution
    A general view of buildings as smog covers the capital city of Jakarta, Indonesia on July 29, 2019. (REUTERS File Photo)         JAKARTA, August 7 (Reuters): Indonesia's capital announced new curbs on private cars on Wednesday as it moves to rein in Jakarta's choking air pollution, but experts warned the measures were unlikely to stamp out the problem.   The traffic-clogged city has more than 10 million residents, but about three
  • Taliban claim bomb attack on Afghan police; 14 killed, 145 hurt
    A man carries an injured woman to a hospital after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 7. (REUTERS Photo)   KABUL, August 7 (Reuters): The Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide car-bomb attack on a police station in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday which the government said killed 14 people and wounded 145.   There has been no let-up in violence in Afghanistan even though the Taliban and the United States appear close to a historic pact for U.S.
  • Taliban claim bomb attack on police in Afghanistan; nearly 100 wounded
    A man carries an injured woman to a hospital after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 7. (Reuters Photo)   KABUL, August 7 (Reuters): A suicide attacker detonated a car-bomb outside a police station in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday wounding at least 95 people, government officials said, and the Taliban claimed responsibility.   There has been no let-up in violence in Afghanistan even though the Taliban and the United States appear close to a hist
  • UK's Raab says Brexit will allow Britain to work even more closely with Canada
    Newly appointed Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is seen outside Downing Street in London on Britain July 25, 2019. (REUTERS File Photo)         LONDON, August 6 (Reuters): British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Tuesday that he was confident that Brexit would allow Britain and Canada to work even more closely together.   "If you read anything about Brexit being evidence of the U.K. turning inwards or walking away from ou
  • Founder of site linked to mass shootings says he created 'a monster'
    Online message board 8chan creator Fredrick Brennan listens to questions during an interview in Manila, Philippines on August 6. (REUTERS Photo)   MANILA, August 6 (Reuters): The creator of a far-right online message board connected to three mass shootings that killed dozens of people has described himself as "naive and ignorant", likening the platform 8chan to Frankenstein's monster, with no limit to its extremism.   Fredrick Brennan, 25, who lives in the Ph
  • Russia says Siberian wildfires started on purpose by illegal loggers
    Dry grass, bushes and trees burn on the bank of the Yenisei River in Taiga district, near Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on April 21, 2011. (REUTERS File Photo)         MOSCOW, August 6 (Reuters): Russian prosecutors said on Tuesday that some of the vast Siberian wildfires that environmentalists have dubbed a climate emergency were started on purpose by arsonists trying to conceal illegal logging activity.   President Vladimir P
  • Turkey readies for action as U.S. talks on Syria safe zone struggle
    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is pictured through a national flag as he addresses his supporters during a ceremony marking the third anniversary of the attempted coup at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey on July 15, 2019. (REUTERS File Photo)         ANKARA, August 6 (Reuters): Deep differences between Turkey and the United States over the scope and command of a planned "safe zone" in northeast Syria raise the prospect of Turkish milita
  • Sarah Palin can pursue defamation case against NY Times: U.S. court ruling
    Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks while campaigning for U.S. Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore at the Historic Union Station Train Shed in Montgomery, Alabama, US on September 21, 2017. (REUTERS File Photo)     NEW YORK, August 6 (Reuters): A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived former U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit against the New York Times, over an editorial that she said maliciously linked her to the
  • Shun hate speech, U.N. tells leaders after U.S. shootings
    U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet holds a news conference at Centro Cultural Espana in downtown Mexico City, Mexico on April 9, 2019. (REUTERS File Photo)         GENEVA, August 6 (Reuters): Authorities around the world must avoid encouraging hate speech against minorities including migrants and homosexuals, the United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday, after the latest mass shootings in the United States.  
  • Trump freezes all Venezuelan government assets in bid to pressure Maduro
    U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the shootings in El Paso and Dayton in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, US on August 5, 2019. (REUTERS Photo)     WASHINGTON, August 6 (Reuters): U.S. President Donald Trump imposed a freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in the United States on Monday, sharply escalating an economic and diplomatic pressure campaign aimed at removing socialist President Nicolas Maduro from power.   The
  • Nobel-winning author Toni Morrison dead at 88
    U.S. author Toni Morrison poses after being awarded the Officer de la Legion d'Honneur, the Legion of Honour, France's highest award, during a ceremony at the Culture Ministry in Paris, France on November 3, 2010. (REUTERS File Photo)   (Reuters) U.S. author Toni Morrison, whose 1987 novel "Beloved" about a runaway slave won a Pulitzer Prize and contributed to a body of work that made her the first black woman to be presented the Nobel Prize in Literature, has died at the
  • Parliament vs prime minister: Can a no-deal Brexit be blocked?
    Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during a speech on domestic priorities at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, Britain on July 27, 2019. (REUTERS File Photo)   LONDON, August 6 (Reuters): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set for a battle of wills with parliament over Brexit that will test the country's unwritten constitution.   If the European Union refuses to renegotiate the terms of Britain's departure, Johnson says he will take